Kanyakumari District Profile
- Kanyakumari is the southern most district of Tamil Nadu.
- The district lies between 77o 15' and 77o 36' of the eastern longitudes and 8o 03' and 8o 35' of the northern Latitudes.
- The District is bound by Tirunelveli District on the North and the east.
- The South Eastern boundary is the Gulf of Mannar.
- Thoothukudi port is just 50 kms away from Kanyakumari.
- On the South and the South West, the boundaries are the Indian Ocean and the Arabian Sea.
- Major Cities are being connected by 4 way lane.
- On the West and North West it is bound by Kerala.
Surrounded by Majestic Hills and the plains bordered by colourful sea-shores, fringed with coconut trees and paddy fields, here and there are few elevated patches of red cliffs with undulating valleys and plains between the mountainous terrain and the sea - coast, so closely interwoven with Temples and Churches and other edifices lies the district, 'Kanyakumari'.
The district has a varied topography with sea on three sides and the mountains of the Western Ghats bordering the northern side
With an area of 1672 sq.km. it occupies 1.29% of the total extent of Tamil Nadu.
Kanyakumari shares it names with the town of Kanyakumari which is at the tip of the Indian Peninsula , but the administrative capital is Nagercoil.
It ranks first in literacy among other districts in Tamil Nadu.
The district is the second most urbanised district in Tamil Nadu — next only to Chennai and ahead of Coimbatore
It is the second smallest of the 32 districts of Tamilnadu
The district is also known as "The District of Ponds" or "The Lands End.”